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Avatars get national soccer strips

Wednesday, 28th January 2009 06:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Xbox 360 Avatars can now be dressed in various national soccer jerseys, Nelson confirmed last night.

Great news if you’re Welsh and play FIFA. At least you can live part of the dream.

All the new clothing’s free. Other countries’ strips included are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Wales

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  1. Johnny Cullen

    Note to self: must turn my avatar of myself into one of someone wearing a Republic of Ireland shirt with that someone being Roy Keane :D

    BTW, posted it on N4G.

    http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/NewsPending-267233.aspx

    #1 5 years ago
  2. patlike

    Cheers for doing that. Approved :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I am quite literally astonished that these don’t cost money.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Mike

    Denmark or England, Denmark or England?

    ENG-GER-LERND

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Oh. Having actually seen these now I think it’s obvious why they’re not charging money. Calling them ‘national football strips’ appears to be stretching the definition somewhat.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Whizzo

    Ah a t-shirt in the right colour and a little flag doesn’t make a football strip in my book, not surprised they’re free at all now!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Soccer eh?

    Whatever happened to football…?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Yeah seriously; Soccer?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    It’s just one step from hooliganism over XBL now. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    They’re obviously responding to the revelation that hoodies are the most popular clothing download on Home.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. ecu

    Club teams please. I want my United shirt. :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Tiger Walts

    The real-life strips are automatically copyrighted so there’d by licensing and thus probably a charge. Which is why these are just flags on t-shirts.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Michael O'Connor

    “I am quite literally astonished that these don’t cost money.”

    Then you have the memory of a fish. Microsoft stated MONTHS ago that they would be providing completely free Avatar clothing up until the “spring of 2009″, which is when the Avatar Store (and Xbox Live Primetime) will be launched.

    So they’ll likely be unlocking clothing (all of which is actually already sitting on your 360 – it’s just timelocked) up until then.

    News Reporter: Did you seriously say “soccer”? YOU SHAME US!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Retroid

    Footblol

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Roybott

    I’m pretty sure these and all the ones released so far were ‘accidently’ available for a weekend during the final beta stages of the NXE.

    Luckily during that time I put on a hoody and some shoes that were then removed :) but this does mean that now I cant change my avatar or I wont be able to get these back.

    http://avatar.xboxlive.com/avatar/roybott/avatar-body.png

    So unless I’m mistaken expect to see that Hoody and those trainers in the next few weeks.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Retroid

    AFAIK MS have said their policy for avatar clothing is for it to be free.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    I was only surprised that they were free when I was under the impression that they actually looked like national football team shirts, rather than plain coloured tees with a flag on them.

    I do have the memory of a fish, though.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Retroid

    I vividly remember a particular pike I caught in Scotland.

    edit: NEED COFFEE

    #18 5 years ago